Teen victim in July shooting dies

UPDATE (August 24, 2022):

A teen who was shot in the head in July has died. The Allen County Coroner ruled the death of 16-year-old Lebrishia Hobbs as a homicide.

The suspect in her death, 16-year-old Elaysha Underwood, has been charged with murder and was taken into custody on Tuesday.

From the FWPD :

On August 23rd, 2022 at approximately 1800 hours, Elaysha Underwood was taken into custody by the Fort Wayne Police Department without incident in cooperation with her legal council and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office for her outstanding murder warrant.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office reported the death of 16-year-old Lebrishia Hobbs Tuesday afternoon. She died sometime Monday and her death has been ruled a homicide.

Fort Wayne Police say the shooting happened off Picadilly Circle (close to Hanna and Lafayette) on July 6.
She was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries.

The suspect in her death, 16-year-old Elaysha Underwood, has been charged with murder.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office released the following:

On July 6, 2022, at about 1100 hours the Allen County Coroner’s Office was notified of a problem unknown incident located in the 500 block of Picadilly Circle, Ft. Wayne, In. 46816. The victim was found unresponsive in the rear yard of her home. She was transported to a local hospital and admitted into the ER. The victim was found to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was admitted to the hospital. The victim has been identified as Lebrishia Miangel Hobbs, female black 16 years of age.
On August 23, 2022, the Allen County Coroner’s Office was contacted and notified of the death of Lebrishia Miangel Hobbs.
An autopsy has been completed and the Cause of Death is Gunshot Wound of Head, and the Manner of Death is Homicide.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutors Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
Lebrishia Miangel Hobbs is the 18th Homicide in Allen County for 2022.

 

UPDATE (July 13, 2022):

Investigators in Fort Wayne say it was a break up gone wrong that left a young woman wounded in her backyard earlier this month.

On Tuesday, prosecutors filed formal, adult charges against 16-year-old Elaysha Underwood.

Police say she shot her girlfriend in the head on July 5th after a break up and an argument. The girl survived.

Underwood, who has been in custody since the shooting, was transferred yesterday to the county jail to await her trial.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – There aren’t many answers about a shooting in Fort Wayne that sent one underage girl to the hospital and landed another in jail.

Fort Wayne Police say the shooting happened on the city’s south side yesterday morning off 512 Picadilly Circle (close to Hanna and Lafayette).

No one is saying what led up to the shooting. Police are also not identifying either the victim or the accused shooter, they are also not giving the girls’ ages.

The FWPD released the following:

On July 6th, 2022 at approximately 11 hours, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 512 Picadilly Circle regarding an unknown problem. Officers arrived on scene and located a female juvenile in the backyard with life threatening injuries.

The juvenile was transported to an area hospital and determined to be in critical condition with a gunshot wound. The FWPD Homicide Team was summoned to the scene, began investigating, and arrested a female juvenile at a separate location. She is now facing a charge of attempted murder.

Assisting in this investigation were FWPD Crime Scene units, Vice/Narcotics, Department of Child Services, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.